The Covid-19 outbreak in 2020 hit badly the baseball season that was taking place by those months, as it had to be halted for a while until it came back with a special format. Following that time of hibernation, teams took the pitch again in a shorter regular season, and the playoffs were also played differently.
For 2021, Major League Baseball's goal was to get back to normalcy. That's why the regular season will include 162 games again, the playoff format would be the conventional one, and the long-awaited All-Star Game will be held after being missed last year. Check out when and where these festivities are going to take place.
Date and venue for 2021 MLB All-Star Game
The 2021 MLB All-Star Game will be held on July 13th at Coors Field, Denver, home of the Colorado Rockies. The Midsummer Classic was originally set to be celebrated in Atlanta, but the league decided to relocate the event after the controversial decision made by the state of Georgia that restricts voting rigths for their residents.
Denver showed up immediately to host the traditional festivities of baseball's mid-season, and the MLB decided to grant the location to the Coors Field for the second time in history. This stadium was the home of the 1998 All-Star Game, three years after its inauguration.
“MLB is grateful to the Rockies, the City of Denver and the State of Colorado for their support of this summer’s All-Star Game. We appreciate their flexibility and enthusiasm to deliver a first-class event for our game and the region. We look forward to celebrating our sport's best players and entertaining fans in the world,” MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred wrote in an official announcement.
The Midsummer Classic festivities will also include the MLB Draft, which doesn't have a confirmed date yet, but it will take place by those days. The All-Star Game will be celebrated after a long time of absence, in a season in which baseball is returning in the best way.